All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $63,315
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $17.70
    Median: $25.06
    Experienced: $32.11
  • Growth (2014-2019)9%
  • Openings (2014-2019)155
  • Current Employment 3,797
  • Projected Employment 3,923
  • Typical Entry-level Education Associate degree

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Litigation
  • Proofreading
  • Prosecution
  • Legal Research
  • Due Diligence
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Organization
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Research

occupational tasks

  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system
  • Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements
  • Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case
  • File pleadings with court clerk

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)